Jan 2007- Sep 2011
Ph.D., Hole School of Construction Engineering and Management, Department of Civil and
Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
Supervisor: Dr. Simaan AbouRizk (Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta; NSERC Industrial Chair in Construction Engineering and Management)
Co-supervisor: Dr. SangHyun Lee (Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and
Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA)
Thesis research: Incorporating the Effects of Complex Dynamic Interactions in the
Construction Decision Making Process
1999 – 2002 M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
Supervisor: Dr. Amir Albadvi (Associate Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, Tarbiat Modares University, Iran)
Thesis Research: An assessment of implementing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems in manufacturing companies of Iran
1995 – 1999 B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering/System Analysis, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
Jan 2013 – Present
Assistant Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering, Sharif University of
Technology, Tehran, Iran
Courses: Contract administration, Project planning and control methods, Construction operation simulation, Computer applications in construction management, Project and construction management, System dynamics
Areas of research: Building information modeling, Contract Administration, Construction
Operation Simulation, Project Management Systems, Sustainability in Construction
NCERC Industrial R&D Fellowship, Waiward Steel Fabricators Ltd., Edmonton, Canada
Worked on Integrated Safety and Quality Management System
Developed Behavior Based Safety Observation System
Developed an Automated Preventive Maintenance System
Invited Lecturer for teaching a crash Construction Simulation Course, at the graduate level, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
Teaching Assistant, Research Assistant and Research Projects Coordinator, Hole School of Construction Eng. and Mgmt., Dept. of Civil and Environmental Eng., University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
Taught Construction Contract Administration, Design and Analysis of Construction
Operations Using Discrete Event Simulation, Construction Estimating, Planning and
Control, and Statics
Involved in a variety of academic and industrial research projects
Supervised BSc students in civil engineering
2004-2006 Lecturer in a series of workshops in Sharif University of Technology, University of Tehran, Science and Technology University and for several Industrial companies, Tehran, Iran
Lecture on “How to use ComfarIII software for industrial feasibility studies”
Lecture on “How to use MS Project for project control”
2002-2005 University Lecturer Department of Industrial Engineering, Shomal University, Amol, Iran
Taught a range of undergraduate courses such as System Dynamics, Basis of
Simulation, Project Control, Computer Information Systems, Inventory Control
Supervised 10 undergraduate level theses
Head of BIM implementation supervisory team in the Civil Engineering building expansion at the Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.
Head of project consultant team in the national project of BIM implementation in the public construction projects.
Head of BIM implementation supervisory team in the Iran Mall tower construction project, Tehran, Iran.
Member of project surveillance system development team for Urmia lake restoration projects
project Manager of Integrated Management System Project at Waiward Steel Fabricators Ltd, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Planned, implemented and controlled continuous improvements in the construction projects. Designed and developed automated maintenance system and safety behavioral based observation (BBO) system using M.S. Access database. Led the Company’s efforts on developing integrated management system.
Member of train tunnel construction simulation team for Edmonton municipality, Edmonton, Canada.
Member of pipeline project simulation team for North-American construction group, Edmonton, Canada.
Project Manager of Integrated Management System Project at Waiward Steel Fabricators Ltd, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Planned, implemented and controlled continuous improvements in the construction projects. Designed and developed automated maintenance system and safety behavioral based observation (BBO) system using M.S. Access database. Led the Company’s efforts on developing integrated management system.
2004-2006 Managing Director and Project Manager at PouyaParto Engineering Co, Tehran, Iran.
Some selected projects can be listed as:
Optimization of Material and Product Storage Layout, Mazandaran Wood and Paper
Project Planning and Control for the National Project of Intelligent Fuel Cards
Feasibility Study on Bulked Continuous Filament (BCF) Yarn Plant
Design of Shop Layout Expansion for Iran Tin Co
Mineral Oil Plant Pre-Feasibility Study
Multi-Layer Mosaic Plant Feasibility Study
Prefabricated Wall Plant Feasibility Study
Granite and Marble Slab Plant Feasibility Study
Project Planning and Control for Mineral Water Plant
2002-2004 Head of Engineering Group and Project Manager at Petrochemical Down Stream Industries Development Co (PDSID), Tehran, Iran. Conducted different feasibility and pre- feasibility studies on petrochemical products including: Vinyl Acetate, Poly Ethylene Glycol, Glycerin, Polystyrene, Acetaldehyde, Formaldehyde
1999-2001 System Analyst at Nazmafarin Co, Tehran, Iran. Analyzed, designed, and supervised the development of the Integrated Maintenance and Repair system at Arak Petrochemical Complex
Feb-Jul 1999 Engineer at Shetabkar Co, Tehran, Iran. Participated in the implementation of the Statistical
Process Control project in an auto motor parts production line.